Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on violence against women, its causes and consequences, on the siutaion of women and girls in Afghanistan
In this report, the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on violence against women, its causes and consequences, welcomes the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women by the Government of Afghanistan as a sign of its political will and commitment to end gender discrimination. However, despite some progress over the last year, concerns remain which the Special Rapporteur has outlined, along with the remaining challenges yet to overcome. In particular, the Special Rapporteur urges the Government to take steps to tackle impunity for perpetrators of violence against women, while at the same time establish the rule of law. In this regard, the Special Rapporteur emphasizes, as a first step, the need for legal and judicial reform, in line with international standards, towards promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls.